Select Page

Getting started with developing business intelligence for your company can actually use is no small feat. Luckily, these three business intelligence tools can make the job much easier.


DBxtra takes information from across your software platforms and generates reports, graphics and insights that traditionally would have required a business analyst. They also offer a free 30-day trial so companies can ensure it’s a good fit for their needs. Of course, considering DBxtra boasts clients like GE, UPS and Nestle chances are good they’ll have a solution for anyone’s data needs.

Zoho Reports

In the interest of full disclosure, it’s worth mentioning that Zoho Reports doesn’t offer the same out-of-0the-box simplicity as some other tools available. But it makes this list because it offers the greatest amount of customization and hands on tweaking. That makes it the ideal choice for companies who may already have someone with a background in analysis to create a more customized and tailored view — or multiple views — which can be used to guide their business.


Perhaps the best thing about Sisense is its drag-and-drop interface that makes combining data sets about as easy as it gets. This makes sales, inventory and data integration a breeze even for first time users.

These three tools offer different levels of customization, so it’s worth checking each one out and considering how much control you want now and in the future. Business intelligence is only a worthwhile investment if you can understand and apply the data — so consider making the investment of giving each one a try before choosing which one will be the best overall investment for your company.